See, the inspiration for this was a post on Tenkara Talk yesterday that referenced Jungle Cock. Just reading the words Jungle Cock make me laugh. They actually make me laugh a lot. But then again, I'm pretty stupid like that.
But it also got me thinking about tying materials. Yes, there's a billion kinds of feathers, animal furs, threads, and beads...too many to properly catalog. Other materials like Fish Skulls, Clear Cure Goo, and Squrimy Wormie just add to the tyer's menu, giving those with dexterity even more options when it comes to creating unique fly patterns.
Me? I think my favorite material to work with is Peacock Herl. Some good herl makes pretty much every fly look better with a few simple twists. The fish seem to like it too.
|Peacock Herl body on this Copper John....image courtesy Charlie's FlyBox|
Not familiar with peacock herl? It looks like this...
So...on that note...What Are Your Favorite Tying Material(s)?
Heck, are there any that make you laugh?
Lemme know in the comments below...